UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre Signs With 888 Poker

Georges St-Pierre will be playing at the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event

UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre won't be stepping into the cage for a while, but he will be taking part in another form of competition - the World Series of Poker. GSP has signed an endorsement deal with online gaming company 888 to become one of their "global ambassadors". Poker News passes on the info:

Online gaming company 888 announced Thursday that mixed martial arts champion Georges St-Pierre is the company's newest global ambassador. The current UFC Welterweight title holder recently signed a 12-month deal with 888 that will see him participate in the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event, as well as several other poker tournaments around the globe.
The article states that he'll be playing some online poker as well, with the proceeds going to anti-bullying charities, which is a big part of things for him:
"I am very excited to become a global brand ambassador for Team 888poker," St-Pierre said. "I have wanted to play poker for a while now as it is a great game of skill. It is not just your cards versus my cards; it is you versus your opponent. However, the most important aspect of my partnership with 888poker is that we are going to generate a great deal of money for my foundation that dedicates its efforts towards anti-bullying causes."
A few different MMA personalities including Mike Swick and Bruce Buffer are relatively well-known in the poker world, so this isn't completely unique. It remains to be seen if he'll be allowed to wear 888's gear in the cage though, considering the fact that Full Tilt Poker was dropped as a UFC sponsor before their downward spiral. St. Pierre is expected to return to the octagon in November.
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